Night Nurses: Why Do You Work Nights? - page 3

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  1. by   Dalzac
    When my kids were preschool I worked days. When they started school I worked nights,so I could sleep. Then when they turned teenagers I had to work nights to keep the heathens tucked in bed before midnight. Then I went back to nights I loved night. The differential, the hours, the job, but the best reason is I could not sleep at night My best sleep was around 9am to 4 or 5PM. I am retired now and I go to bed now around 5-6am and sleep good til around 2am or so.
  2. by   banditrn
    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    As a day nurse, I have a question for MisterChris and a comment for the rest.
    1)...Putting elastic in knickers????????? What in the world does that mean???
    And my comment: to all you night nurses who say you love having the time for "hands on care"...if all y'all ever have to take care of me, PLEASE don't wake me up in the middle of the night for anything.
    Oh, and by the way, I am one of those "administration types" y'all say you're glad you don't have to deal with.
    Well, Capecod, whats wrong with you 'administration types' coming in at night once in awhile?! Yes, see how the other half lives! Seriously, you don't think any of us wake people up just to have someone to talk to do you? A lot of folks in LTC don't sleep all night. Some of them go to bed really early, or they nap all day, then they want to get UP we're on.